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God bless the NHS - brief review,
This review is from: God Bless the NHS (Kindle Edition)
Roger Taylor casts into relief some of tensions that beset the NHS: public vs private ownership and delivery; a growing caseload of more elderly patients suffering from chronic diseases; and the unaffordability of healthcare provided as it is now.
Roger's solution is to make patients more accountable for their own health, thereby reducing demand, and part of that lies in providing patients with control of their own medical records, he says. His ideas tie in well with those in 'Stop Saving the NHS and Start Reinventing It' by Colin Jervis.
Jervis takes the need for greater use of technology further and links IT to new models of care delivery and outlines the potential shape of health services in the future. His examples include the need for units that focus on the delivery of 'commodity' care, such as knee and hip replacements, which Taylor shows deliver outcomes far better than their reputation.